Misją Instytutu jest dzialalność naukowo-badawcza prowadząca do nowych rozwiązań technicznych i organizacyjnych użytecznych w kształtowaniu warunków pracy zgodnych z zasadami bezpieczeństwa pracy i ergonomii oraz ustalanie podstaw naukowych do właściwego ukierunkowywania polityki społeczno-ekonomicznej państwa w tym zakresie.
„Improvement of safety and working conditions” – phase V (2020-2022)
Phase V is the next stage of the National Programme for the Improvement of Safety and Working Conditions”. The Council of Ministers previously adopted Resolution No 117/2007 on 3 July 2007 for Phase I (2008-2010), Resolution No 154/2010 on 21 September 2010 for Phase II (2011-2013), Resolution No 126/2013 on 16 July 2013 for Phase III (2014-2016) and Resolution No 203/2015 on 26 October 2015 for Phase IV (2017-2019).
Since 2008, the programme has fulfilled the role of a national strategy for creating proper working conditions that protect the life and health of workers.
When the expected results are obtained, working life will be prolonged and working ability will be increased by the following factors:
The programme will permit the following:
The scope and methods for implementation and for promotional activities will be crucial to achieving the objectives of the programme. Therefore, and taking into account the structure of the economy (99% small and medium enterprises or SMEs), the involvement of government authorities and public bodies in the dissemination of the programme results is crucial for them to be put into practice. Further related activities should only be complementary and performed in parallel on three levels:
The results of the programme will be used and disseminated systematically within the five years following the completion of the programme. The results will contribute to a significant reduction in occupational risk related to exposure to harmful, dangerous and difficult workplace factors. It will affect the possibility of a longer, healthy working life, also for people with disabilities. Improved health and safety will also result in a reduction of costs relating to occupational hazards that are incurred by the state and society.